The Renault Kwid has been a runaway success for the company here. However, the competition has caught up and today everything that the Kwid offers, the others have it too. It was time for Renault to give it a facelift and from the look of it, they have done a splendid job. The Renault Kwid facelift was spied undisguised, day ahead of its commercial launch in the country. The Kwid, by the way, is scheduled to be launched in October and will take on the Maruti S-Presso micro SUV. Renault will price the facelifted version slightly higher, however, it will still be in the affordable realm.
What’s big on the new Renault Kwid facelift?
Ohh, you got to see this thing. The Renault Kwid facelift looks like an all-new car. The headlights are now split units, much like what we have seen on the Hyundai Venue, MG Hector and Tata Harrier. There are no provision for fog lights though. The Triber-style three slat honeycomb grille looks good. The side profile sees minimal changes though the grey alloys wheels on this Climber trim look really cool. Renault has given new tail lamps as well as bumpers as well. All in all the Kwid, especially in this Climber avtar looks superb.
Inside, Triber elements are expected to be present for cost effectiveness. This includes the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with has a eco coaching as well as Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Moreover, there is more space that can be expected too. The boot space is expected to increase as well.
Under the hood, the Kwid might get the Energy motor from the Triber. While technically, both the units are nearly the same in size and other mechanical bits, the latter’s motor has got variable valve timing. It also makes 72PS and 96Nm. This will improve the power-to-weight ratio and thereby lend the vehicle better performance.
Safety features will be the same as before. We hope Renault gives a passenger airbag too as standard.